Tugendhat, Tom

Tom Tugendhat, Conservative MP for Tonbridge & Malling

Pursglove, Tom

Tom Pursglove, Conservative MP for Corby

Debbonaire, Thangam

Thangam Debbonaire, Labour MP for Bristol West

Tania Mathias

Tania Mathias, Conservative MP for Twickenham

Tasmina Sheikh

Tasmina Sheikh, SNP MP for Ochil and South Perthshire

Tom Elliott

Tom Elliott, UUP MP for Fermanagh & South Tyrone

Sheppard, Tommy

Tommy Sheppard, Labour MP for Edinburgh East

Siddiq, Tulip

Tulip Siddiq, Labour MP for Hampstead and Kilburn

Tuition Fees

The Coalition government elected in May 2010 announced its intention to radically reform higher education and student finance. In November 2010 the new government outlined plans to raise the cap on tuition fees in England from 2012 to £6000 and up to £9000 "in exceptional cases".

Third Reading (Commons)

The Third Reading debate provides an opportunity for final comment on a Bill. Normally only those MPs who have been active in previous stages will speak. Due to programming, debates on Third Reading tend to come immediately after Report Stage and to last only one hour. After Third Reading, if the Bill started in the...


Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) is the newest of the unionist political parties. It was formed in 2007 by members of the Democratic Unionist party (DUP) who split from the DUP in protest at its decision to enter into the Northern Irish power sharing executive with Sinn Fein. The TUV says it stands for those who...

Timeline of Key EU Events

1951: The Treaty of Paris is signed, establishing the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), including Belgium, West Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands. The Treaty came into force in 1952, and expired in 2002. 1957: The Treaties of Rome are signed – one establishing the European Atomic Energy Community (EURATOM) and one establishing...

Treaties (Europe)

European union has been promoted since 1951 by means of a series of treaties – agreements with the force of law reached between member states. The Treaty of Paris of 1951 established the European Coal and Steel Community (ECSC), which comprised Belgium, West Germany, France, Luxembourg, Italy and the Netherlands. The Treaties of Rome of...

Tobacco duty

Properly referred to as Tobacco Products Duty, but more widely known by its shortened name, Tobacco Duty is an excise duty charged on purchases of tobacco products.

Third Reading

This stage is normally at least three days after report and may last one or two days. Until Third Reading, the stages in the Commons and the Lords are broadly comparable. Whereas in the Lower House, the Third Reading is a debate looking back at the Bill’s progress and forward to its implementation, in the...

Tobacco Advertising

Tobacco Advertising refers to the promotion of tobacco products, such as cigarettes, in the media and at retail outlets.

Teachers’ pay

State school teachers are employed by Local Education Authorities or the governing bodies of their schools, but their pay and conditions are set centrally by the Education Secretary.

Crouch, Tracey

Tracey Crouch, Conservative MP for Chatham and Aylesford

Lloyd, Tony

Manchester Central, Labour